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jamey
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July 30, 2012 - 3:28 pm

So after I ate up all the mangoes I sowed the seeds in a pot and a few days back I saw three healthy mango saplings:)

Now I want to know if any of you guys out there have had any success in growing Mango trees from seed and how long it takes to finally fruit? I  will transfer it to the ground once the saplings become a litttle bigger.

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geekgardener
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July 30, 2012 - 5:14 pm
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jamey,

I dont want to be a killjoy but i'll goahead and say it. They are gonna take a WHILE to flower and set fruits. Let me explain why. Most of the mango saplings are a) Hybrid ones b) grafted. When they graft, they take the stem from a grown up tree and use it as a scion. The scion is usually from the plant whose traits we are interested in. The root stock is from a newly germinated mango sapling preferrrable a variety with good resistance to diseases.

Then the scion and stock are grafted. These kind of plants flower early because the scion is taken from the plant that is probably several years old. The age of the stem is quite old and it starts flowers so soon. But in your case, it takes its own time to produce flowers and set fruits..

hope this helps
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July 31, 2012 - 11:50 am

So my question is how much is a "WHILE"? 3 years? 5 years? 10 years? I'm ok with waiting if its upto 5 years:) Otherwise what can i do with them? Bonsai?

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You can say 3-5 years and it will grow to a very big size before it flowers. You can try bonsai too.

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